Thanks to all for submitting sightings over the last few days – it’s great to hear about the numbers of snipe and other wildlife on the reserve, as well as seeing the photo of the linnets (I hadn’t realised how different the males and females are).
I’ve been asked by Carole Martin (creator of the FA calendar, as well as provider of many super photos) if she can get a positive ID on this bird (click the image to see a larger version):
Have got my theory, but don’t want to display any ignorance. Many thanks!
Heard a pheasant near the log circle in the Orchard yesterday morning, and a woodpecker.